What does bagatelle mean?

bagatelle meaning in General Dictionary

A trifle something of no importance

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  • a light bit of music for piano
  • anything of little worth or value
  • a dining table game for which brief cues are widely used to hit balls into holes being guarded by wood pegs; charges tend to be sustained if pegs tend to be knocked over
  • A trifle; anything of no importance.
  • a game title played in an oblong board, having, at one end, glasses or arches into or through which balls should be driven by a rod held when you look at the hand regarding the player.

bagatelle meaning in Etymology Dictionary

1630s, "a trifle," from French bagatelle "knick-knack, bauble, trinket" (16c.), from Italian bagatella "a trifle," diminutive of Latin baca "berry." As "a piece of light music," it's attested from 1827.


bagatelle - German to English

fleabite [fig.]

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  • trifle
  • bagatelle [also mus.]

bagatelle meaning in General Dictionary

(n.) A trifle; anything of no significance.

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  • (n.) A game title played on an oblong board, having, at one end, cups or arches into or whereby balls can be driven by a rod held in hand regarding the player.